Thursday, September 24, 2009

Transfer Market: The genius of the Special One

This probably should be one of the reasons they call him, Jose Mourinho, as the ‘Special One’. In a transfer window which would be remembered for the buying prowess of Real Madrid and Manchester City, and transfers of 2 of the 3 arguably the best players in the world (Messi, Kaka and Ronaldo), there was one team called Inter Milan which went about doing their job fantastically without much distraction.

The master plan was started by Jose Mourinho with the sale of Zlatan Ibrahimovich to Barcelona for 69 Million Euro’s (€46 Millions + Eto valued at €20 Million + € 3 million compensation for Hleb’s loan transfer refusal), imagine getting €49 million and a competent striker in exchange for one very good striker. He brought in Wesley Sneijder from real Madrid for 15 million euro’s , Diego Milito and Thiago Motta from Genoa, for an undisclosed amount and in exchange for 4 Inter players. He also brought in Lucio from Bayern Munich for an undisclosed amount.

I am sure overall he would have spent about € 30 million euro’s in the transfer market having a net profit of nearly €19 million and I sincerely feel he has improved the team over all with addition key players in important positions. He also achieved his aim of trimming his squad but increasing the number of quality players.
Kudos to the special one.

No comments: